1. The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade Directed by Peter Brook Written by Adrian Mitchell, from a play by Peter Weiss
"Marat, these cells of the inner self are worse than the deepest stone dungeon, and as long as they are locked all your revolution remains only a prison mutiny to be put down by corrupted fellow prisoners."
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Directed by Sergio Leone Written by Leone, Luciano Vincenzoni, Age Incrocci, and Furio Scarpelli, from a story by Leone and Vincenzoni
"In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig."
3. Persona Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman
It's either the original 3 Women or the original Fight Club, depending on how you prefer to interpret the story.
4. Seconds Directed by John Frankenheimer Written by Lewis John Carlino, from a novel by David Ely
The most Phildickian film Phil Dick never wrote.
5. Punch and Judy Written and directed by Jan Svankmajer
A surreal and violent take on the world's most famous puppet show. Easily my favorite Svankmajer short.
6. It Happened Here Written and directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo
An alternate-history tale, shot documentary-style, in which Britain falls under Nazi occupation.
7. Death of a Bureaucrat Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea Written by Alfredo L. Del Cueto and Ramon F. Suarez, from a story by Alea
A dissident Cuban comedy. Like Kafka crossed with Laurel and Hardy.
8. Lapis Directed by James Whitney
9. A Man for All Seasons Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Robert Bolt, from his play
"Listen, Will. Two years ago you were a passionate Churchman. Now you're a passionate Lutheran. We must just pray that when your head's finished turning, your face is to the front again."
10. Alfie Directed by Lewis Gilbert Written by Bill Naughton, from his play
It just occured to me that this list begins with two of my favorite radical movies and ends with two of my favorite conservative movies. There's no contradiction in admiring all four.